Do Plants generate heat???

Brian Kruschel kruschbr at ene.gov.on.ca
Mon Apr 27 08:17:40 EST 1998


Hi People,

I recently had a discussion with a Master Gardener friend, who tells me
that plants generate heat, not necessarily as much as a human, but
definitely the metabolic processes involved in respiration generated
some minor degree of heat.

I have always understood that every cell in any plant is at the same
temperature as the surrounding enviornment.  Could someone please tell
me (email or on this ng) if plants indeed generate heat??

Any replies are very much appreciated, thank you for your time.

..brian kruschel...(Air Quality scientist who is over his head here)



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